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Offline pete28

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Time for a spoon gouge
« on: December 23, 2019, 05:31:54 AM »
So I have finally decided to buy a spoon gouge. After carving a lot of spoons without one and taking a toll on my hands I'm in the market for a good gouge. I have several small carving knives that I made in my shed with old saw blades and an angle grinder. I tried to make a gouge but can't get the results I'm looking for. Maybe with a small forge I could but who knows. Here's a picture of what I've been looking at
https://images.app.goo.gl/4kA3jogaqParD5jy6 What maker do you fine folks use? I am partial to German or Swedish steel but not being super familiar with gouges I'm not certain what I want. Any suggestions? Thank you!
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Re: Time for a spoon gouge
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2019, 07:27:42 AM »
Hmmmm.............c ouldn't really be of any help on the gouge, but your link takes me to a picture of a type of beer.
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Re: Time for a spoon gouge
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2019, 08:27:02 AM »
Maybe your problem with the gouge is related to the link you posted.  :)
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Re: Time for a spoon gouge
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2019, 10:14:39 AM »
^ :lol:
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Re: Time for a spoon gouge
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2019, 11:45:08 AM »
I'm not a fan of IPA beers..
But regarding spoon and cup carving, I have the 3 old more spoon knives, of which the 164 is my most used and favorite one.
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Re: Time for a spoon gouge
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2019, 12:11:23 PM »
Pete you might try the Mora 164.  I only have one and it works okay after I worked the edge over a bit, well quite a bit. 

There are a lot of spoon knives out there and some interesting customs.  Do a search about sharpening a Mora spoon knife and you should get some idea of what people do to them to get them working well.
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Re: Time for a spoon gouge
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2019, 07:09:11 PM »
I've discovered that those Ken Onion WorkSharp machines work GREAT for re-forming & honing those spoon-carving scorps, gouges.........or whatever you call 'em. :shrug:
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Re: Time for a spoon gouge
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2019, 05:21:14 AM »
Thanks all for the recommendations and apologies for the incorrect link lol. Was searching for beer for my dad. I'll take a look at the ones that you all have suggested.
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